Best way of getting to know Brittany (Bretagne) ? Visit la fête de la coquille Saint-Jacques in Montmartre this weekend in Paris :-) Last year I missed it, but this year I joined Parisbreakfast and had oysters for breakfast…straight from Brittany, not bad at all ! If it wouldn’t had been for a business trip to Copenhagen this week (away 3 days) I would have bought a box with fresh scallops to treat myself with during the week….but that will have to be another time. Instead I shared a brochette of scallops with Carol, had a delicious and very tasty fish soup from L’île Bleue with sel de Guérande (sea salt from Guérande)..and also typical biscuits (punch) from Brittany (Bretagne Spécialités), far breton, kougn aman (from Biscuiterie Merlin) and organic cider from le P’tit Fausset cidre artisanal. As if that wasn’t enough, I bought a sparkling organic apple juice, kougn aman and a big bag of artisanal biscuits to enjoy at home…and at this moment of writing everything is finished..and the bag of biscuits that I try to hide in my closet is now half empty. Life is to be enjoyed..right ?
La Fête de la Coquille Saint-Jacques à Montmartre – Place des Abbesses, Paris
Fresh scallops (Saint-Jacques) only 25€ for 400g…next time! Did anybody say oyster ? You could have six fresh ones with a slice of lemon for only 7€ Carol loves oysters as much as I do :-) We had one assiette each… Kougn aman getting heated up for tastings Galettes made with buckwheat flour (farine de sarrasin) Lots of people were visiting the fête Saturday morning and we saw several parades passing Place des Abbesses